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The Children of the Poor: A Child Welfare Classic

The Children of the Poor: A Child Welfare Classic

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Tenements, saloons, and streets - How did children survive the perils of poor New York City neighborhoods? When this book appeared in 1892, it shocked the privileged class. The evidence of misery and greed was undeniable.

The author, Jacob Riis, was a muckraker and social documentary photographer. His book includes stories of survival, child abuse and neglect, orphans and outcasts. He wrote about the sorrows and joys of the " little toilers," and gave a resolute account of child labor at the expense of an education.

The Children of the Poor is a companion to Riis' bestseller How the Other Half Lives. The pair of books inspired social reforms during the Progressive Era.

This special edition includes new content, stark photos, an in-depth index, list of charities, and resources for further study. It will appeal to readers interested in the history of child welfare, immigration, urbanization, or photojournalism.

Beautiful design, sturdy binding, acid-free paper, subject index. Suitable for libraries, students, and general readers.



Author: Jacob Riis
Publisher: TCB Classics
Published: 03/20/2018
Pages: 284
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.29lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9780999660409

About the Author
Riis, Jacob: - Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was a Danish-American police reporter, newspaper journalist, photographer, and reformer. He wrote about the social and environmental effects of the urban slum and its challenges to survival.Bekhuis, Tanja: - Tanja Bekhuis, PhD, MLIS, MS, is a psychologist and information scientist. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. Her company, TCB Research & Indexing LLC, specializes in the information, health, and social sciences. She also founded TCB Classics, which publishes nonfiction books of historical value for scholars and general readers. Dr. Bekhuis has extensive experience as a scientist, writer, editor, statistical consultant, and indexer. Much of her research involves social and behavioral aspects of medicine, dentistry, and human welfare.

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